ABC News announced Thursday morning that "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts will return to the anchor desk on February 20, exactly five months after undergoing a bone marrow transplant surgery.
The official announcement was made on "GMA," with Roberts saying in a statement that she was chomping at the bit to get back to work. “I cannot wait to return to my 'GMA' family. It's going to be an incredible morning in Times Square," said Roberts.
Roberts, who underwent the surgery on Sept. 20 to treat MDS -- a rare blood disorder -- thanked all her supporters and well-wishers: "The overwhelming thoughts and prayers of the viewers have played a major part in getting me here today. I cannot thank everyone enough."
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According to the "GMA" staff, the 52-year-old received the all-clear from her doctors and has shown marked signs of renewed strength and improvement. In anticipation of her return, the morning news show will spotlight stories from other patients with MDS who are coping with its effects.
It was also revealed that last month, Roberts started acclimating herself back to the studio, doing "dry runs" on the "GMA" set. The anchor needed her body to become comfortable again with the lights, set and early morning call times.